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Does the name of sitemap index file matter?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by yulsa, Aug 27, 2010.

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    I am going to be submitting a new sitemap index file to yandex, yahoo, bing, ask and google. Due to technical issues I can't call the index sitemap.xml Does it matter at all to engines if its called something like sitemap2.xml or sitemapindex.xml?
    SEMrush
    the sitemap index will contain links to a few large xml.gz files that contain the actual site urls.

    Thanks
     
    yulsa, Aug 27, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
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    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    Call them what you want.

    mapindex.html, sitemapindex.html sitemap-index.html smi.html or whatever :)
     
    websitetools, Aug 28, 2010 IP
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    thanks :)

    i was suspecting that much, but wanted to make sure...
     
    yulsa, Aug 28, 2010 IP
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    What ever you decide to call it, be sure and log into google Webmaster Tools and point them toward the file.
     
    Rampart, Aug 29, 2010 IP
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    thank you.
     
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    What do you think about Geo xml sitemap?
     
    greenoro0, Aug 29, 2010 IP
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    Thanks.
    I named it sitemaps-index.xml and added the robots text. Thank you everyone.
     
    yulsa, Aug 31, 2010 IP
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    Was that question to me or...?
     
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    No difference for me... i just installed it and forgot them forever
     
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